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A Trainee Secondment to New York – what to expect

30th July 2019

When researching training contracts, Shearman & Sterling stood out for me due to the impressive selection of international secondments available to trainees. An international secondment provides a unique opportunity to experience living and working in another country for six months. The firm organises your flights, accommodation and even provides a salary uplift during your secondment […]

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A Student’s Guide to Mergers & Acquisitions

24th July 2019

If you complete a training contract at a city law firm, there is a strong chance you could spend some time in the mergers & acquisitions (M&A) department. M&A work is a popular choice for trainees and many solicitors working at commercial law firms will specialise in M&A work. In this blog, we’ll give you […]

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Studying economics? A career in law might be for you.

19th July 2019

When I started studying Economics at university, I immediately jumped on the bandwagon and joined the rest of my classmates pursuing careers in financial services. Only in my final year did I realise the plethora of skills that make Economics students attractive in the legal industry. In fact, at Shearman & Sterling, economics is one […]

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Vacation Scheme to Training Contract – Whiteboard Wednesday

16th July 2019

Vacation Scheme to Training Contract: 11 Reasons why a vacation scheme can be the best route to get a training contract 1. Vacation Schemes take place earlier in the recruiting cycle Recruitment for vacation schemes usually takes place before direct training contract recruitment. This is the case for most law firms. Law firms may fill […]

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5 Minutes with Future Trainee – Natasha Lindon

24th June 2019

Q. What University did you attend? University of Bristol. Q. What subject did you study? I studied LLB Law, and I start the LPC at the University of Law in September 2019. Q. When do you join as a trainee? I will join Shearman & Sterling in August 2020. Q. How did you hear about […]

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